Art Gallery of Ontario Taps Architects for Expansion—and More Art News –

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines NEWS FROM THE GREAT WHITE NORTH. The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto has hired a trio of architecture firms—Selldorf Architects, Diamond Schmittand Two Row Architect—to create a design for a new 50,000-square-foot building that will … Read more

Architects Reveal Bizarre Plans for a Libertarian City in the Metaverse

Interior of the Liberland Metaverse City Hall, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the Free Republic of Liberland (all images courtesy ZHA and Mytaverse) “In the lingo, this imaginary place is known as the Metaverse,” Neal Stephenson wrote in his 1992 novel Snow Crash, whose protagonist, Hiro, spends most of his time in virtual reality. … Read more